THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO.THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1914.
OS E. O, SELLEJHS, Director of Kvenlnff
department, The Moody Bible Institute,
LESSON FOR JANUARY 4
JE8US AND THE CHILDREN.
LESSON TEXT-Mark 9:30-11; 10:1S-1.
GOLDEN TEXT-'-Qlrd yourselves with
humility, to serve one another; for God
reslsteth the proud, but glveth grace to
the humble." I Pet. 6:6.
We now return to the New Testa
ment, and during this year finish those
studies on the life of Christ which
were followed during the- year 1912.
Almost as though It were an answer
to the question, "who are for him, and
who are against him?" that was asked'
in the last lesson for that year, we
have presented for our utudy today,
the relations of Jesus with children. In
his teachings about children, as about
so many other things, Jesus stands
unique among all religious teachers.
The events of this lesson occurred
during the summer of A. D. 29, dur
ing the time of his Perean ministry,
which extended from his final depart
ure from Galilee until his triumphal
sntry into Jerusalem.
Lust for Power.
I. A Wayside Dispute, vv. 30-37. As
though by way of contrast, the lesson
committee has given us this side-light
as to the effect, up to this time, upon
the hearts of the disciples of those
great truths JesuBhad been teaching
hem, about the method whereby he
was to establish his kingdom. The
disciples lusted for power, a wrangling
which had not yet ceased. Jesus wait
2d until they had arrived at Caper
naum, and ther heat had cooled some
what before taking any notice of the
dispute. In response to his question
ng they held their peace, for, after
-eflectlon, they were ashamed of what
aad taken place, v. 34. Jesus then pre
sented to them a concrete example of
what Is to be required of all of those
who shall seek to enter Into this new
iclngdom. That was a more pertinent
juestion than the one they had just
been discussing. (Luke 18:15-17) tells
as that these disciples desired to Bend
.he children away, hence the words,
Suffer them to come." Ever after,
when this mean, low, ambition to be
'the greatest" came up, there must
lave arisen before them, In memory,
his picture. His appeal to children
xeets a well nigh universal response
n the hearts of men. The fact that
.he child was so near at hand is sug
gestive of the attractiveness of Jesus.
The disciples were seemingly afraid
)f him (v. 32), not so, however, the
jhlld. For us to receive one who per
'ectly trusts him is to receive Jesus
ilmself, and to receive Jesus is to re
vive the Father, for he came as the
;epresentatlve of the Father, the full
evelatlon of God, Col. 2:9. To en
ter the kingdom is of course prelim
nary to any question of precedence
n that kingdom. Jesus taught these
Ilsclples that as a little child is
:eachable (Matt. 18:3), so must ell be
Kho are to follow him.
Thus Jesus contrasts the spirit of
aumility with that of pride which they
aad Just shown. The lower we put
ourselves the higher God will exalt us,
Phil. 2:6-11. Jesus rebuked his disci
ples and taught them that rather than
seok the place of authority and leader
thip, they ought to take the place of
i child, that they may be taught and
il. Authority Denied, vv. 3841. The
spirit manifested by these disciples
(v. 38) Is far from having been re
moved from the earth after all of these
fears. The ability U cast out devils
in the name of JesuB was evidence
enough in hit. mind that such persons
wore for, and not against, him, vv. 39,
40. It is not, however, the ability to
cast out the devils, but rather the
, fact that a service had been perform
ed "In his name," which bulked large
In hia mind. Such Is the service that
has its reward, v. 41 and Matt. 12; 30.
Set Good Example.
III. Angels In Disguise, 10:13-16.
This attitude of Jesus towards those
children about him (9:36) led others
to bring their children to him, and
among these were the babies, Luke
18:15. Try and picture the scene as
Jesus extended his hands in blessed
benediction. What effect this blessing
may have had upon a baby's heart we
are not told, but we can imagine
that a sense of responsibility for Chris
tian nurture must have remained with
these parents, Eph. 6:4. Those in
charge of these children have set us
a good example in bringing them thus
early to Jesus. To allow children to
reach the "years of undertandlng" be
fore teaching them the way of life,
is as unreasonable as 1b neglect teach
lug 'children the habits of physical
cleanliness, until they are old enough
to understand sanitation, hygiene, or
the laws of medical science.
As we look back over these inci
dents we aro Impressed by the fact
that those who engago in such a silly,
nay, even wicked a discussion as to
,the matter of pie-eminenco whether
It be that they had a spiritual or tem
poral Idea of that kingdom stood
dumb before him when called upon to
Justify themselves. Those who fain
would Bend the children away are re
buked, and it is revealed to them that
these stool nearer to the Christ than
did the disciples themselves. Even
thoM not socially nor personally at
rtractrve may be received "la ray
BMe," L e, for Ms Bake.
TWO DEAR OLD LADIES
Dy T. M'MAHON.
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Miss Mary Henley and Miss Maggie
Urown were two dear old ladies who
lived tbgether In a tiny houBe at the
edge of the city. Miss Mary had
made wedding gowns for young wom
en of her own age in her youth, and
she went on making dainty baby
things for the children of the brides,
and later, debutante gowns and wed
ding dresses for these same children.
Always cheery, always Interested,
never seeming to miss the Joy of life
that came not to her, quiet content to
know all things vicariously, she was
an Institution in many homes, where
"'Miss Mary's days" were as much a
part of the household regime as the
weekly sweeping days.
Miss Maggie was "not strong." That
was the way she and Miss Mary talk
ed of the half Invalidism that made
Miss Maggie unable to partake in Miss
Mary's labors. But that lack of
strength did not prevent Miss Maggie
from doing many things which red
cheeked girls with bounding blood In
their veins could not have done. A
certain wealthy woman, one of Miss
Mary's patrons, contributed a small
amount to the support of the home
each month, in addition to her pay
ments for Miss Mary's labor, and the
two lived comfortably, and attained a
reputation for charitable works.
Was there a bazar in the little
chruck?- Miss Mary's needlework was
sure to fill the table and Miss Mag
gie's cakes were sure to bo the most
delicious and the first sold. Did a
beggar come to the door? There was
always food, clothing and a word of
i-heer for him. The clothing? Oh,
cs! Miss Maggie had no pride or sem
blance thereof. She went, quite as a
matter of course, to richer house
holds and begged frankly for cast-off
clothing for her "poor people," and she
:,ot it and gave it, with a kindly In
junction, a bit of encouragement or a
quoted text, as need seemed to de
mand. If It be true that vagrants
have their code carved and chalked
on doors and gates, certainly the gate
of their tiny yard must have been cut
to pieces or marked beyond need of
Hut peaceful years brought a grief
to these two. The pastor of their
church, beloved of them for 20 years,
died, and his v. idow moved elsewhere.
Replacing him, finally, after trials,
came the Rev. James Martin, elderly,
and, strange to say, a bachelor, for
a wife te more than a wife to a min
ister. She is a necessity of life, a
thing taken for granted. No one could
surmise why the Rev. Martin had nev
er married, though many tried. Hia
siiudly manlier, his gentle helplessness
lu things material and his deeply spir
itual sermons quite won the hearts of
the flock, and more brilliant aspirants
were forgotten in the general demand
for the gentle littler- man who taught
juch sweetly comforting doctrines.
The Rev. Martin took up his abode
In the parsonage and found a house
keeper. Hut somehow, the housekeep
er, though zealous, and quite proud
of her position, seemed to omit many
of the little attentions that naturally
uelonged to one ministering to the
,ieeds of a man of God. There was
i certain shabblness about the at
lre of the devout preacher, a certain
:auntness of cheek and whiteness of
Blender hand that made these two
nalden ladles, especially, ache for his
iwelfare. They entered Into council,
Appealed to the heads of the church,
find finally it was arranged that the
parsonage should be let, and the min
ister should live with Miss Mary and
, Here the little front parlor became
Ms study, past the door of which Miss
llaggle tiptoed, finger on lip, when the
'Iqorbcll rang. Nourished by Miss
jlaggie'a delicious tidbits, his clothes
l.ept in Immaculate order by Miss
Hary's careful fingers, the pastor be
iinne plumper, and developed a tend
ency toward the making of mild Joke'a.
His Improved garb seemed to give an
assurance he had lacked before, and
t)s sermons became not only consol
ation for the elders and the weary, but
Inspiration for the young and glow
lag. MIbs Mary sang over her work
like a 'canary, and Miss Maggie's se
vere garb became frilly at neck and
v.rists and enlivened by bows of col
oed ribbon. They bought flowers
ad real magazines, went to picture
slows together now and then, and
lr,ughed together like young school
sHs over their household tasks.
.'One day Mltfs Mary was fitting a
lloth of lace and silk over a brlde-to-lL.
The bride, beforo the glass, look
ed at herself, and then at the little
blown lady before her, on her knees.
Tjie contrast woke something new In
tie girl's heart and she leaned over
and kissed Mlsa Mary's softly
-Miss Mary looked up, startled for
au instant, and then comprehend
ing. "I kntjw just how you feel, dear
plass your heart! I hope you'll be as
happy as we aro always."
The little bride looked her wonder.
j'You seo, Maggie and I have each
jtier, and we know what love is," said
.ljss Mary, as If that settled the mat
ter, and in a flash the little bride un
derstood. Willie's Education.
(Vllllo "Say, Pa, you ought to see
the. men across the street raise a
hopo on Jacks." Pa (absently) "Im
possible, Willie, You can open on
fades, but a man Is a fool to try to
raipa on them er that Is I mean, It
m'jst havabeen quite a sight"
HOLE IN THE FENCE
By WALTER JOSEPH DELANEY.
"The hole In the fence 1" murmured
Wade Rayner, In his sleep.
"Poor fellow!" spoke David Roso,
leaning solicitously over Ills fevor
strlcken comrade. "Ho Is thinking
of home dreaming of the dear old
spot we may neither of us ever seo
It was a chill, dreary scene, one cal
culated to banish the remotest sug
gestion of home and its comforts, Its
serenity, Its fond strong shelter.
An Alaskan winter held a grim
frozen landscape locked in the en
brace of pitiless ice and snow. Where
a shelf of rock protruded the two
prospectors had sought refuge the
evening previous 111, half famished,
It had been at the suggestion of
Roso, the older of the two, that his
chosen friend had Invested his all
in an outfit and Joined him in braving
the rigors of the great Nome trail in
quest of the wonderful gold fields that
v ere making princes of paupers dally.
ThUB far It had been all experiment,
disappointment, vain fruitless effort.
Three days previous, however, they
had met a sick crippled miner going
home to die. He told of a partly
developed claim upon the Yukon,
workable the year round. He showed
his papers of ownership, he told a
seemingly straight story. The part
ners ventured their last capital, a bare
live, hundred dollars, and had started
out to locate their treasure.
And now, for twenty-four hours poor
Wade had been stricken with fever,
delirious a part of the time, no medi
cine available, not even a decent shel
But he was dreaming, and the
glories of his fancy Kept at bay all
the grim realities surrounding him.
The hole In the fence' How it camo
back to him the break in the palis
ade at the edge of the home village
that seemed to shut In that little
"Another's!" He Breathed.
world to itself. Beyond It Was the
great unknown of boyhood's days.
Even when he and Rose had left on
their great adventure, to the broken
barrier May and Ida Woolson had
come. May to kiss him a sorrowful
good by, for they were engaged, Ida
to ahyly bid Rose good luck as sho
promised to write to him.
In the vagaries of delirium that
rude board fence was a frame of
rarest gold for the picture of the
last time Wade had seen the girl he
Rose covered up his restless charge
as best ho might. Ho too was think
ing of his past dreams of the wealth
he would some day lay at the feet
of Ida with his heart's best love.
Moodily as he reflected he watched the
snow begin a new downward swirl.
His soill sickened as he reflected
what another foot of snow would
mean In that sterile wilderness.
And then chaos!
It had come so suddenly that after
wards neither of the two dauntless
prospectors could have described the
primal catastrophe or Us later, de
velopments. David Roso seemed to
see the great mountain slide into a
plunging distorted mass. In the arms
of an avalanche he was carried thou
sands of feet, to be flung senseless
Into- a frightful chasm. To his un
conscious comrade it was a dim sense
of motion and then nothingness.
Six months after that event a thin
ragged man entered the trading post
at Vltma, with a brief mournful story
and a simple earnest request
"Where from?" the superintendent
had asked him.
"Picked up after an avalanche, my
partner gone, penniless, sick, friend
less, and taken in by an Indian fam
ily. I havo tramped it 350 miles to
get this far and beg work to start on
my way home."
Thus Wade Rayuer, this as an end
of his hard earned savings. This the
homo coming with the bright yellow
gold that had lured him to peril and
suffering, and, most mournful of all,
the loss of the best friend he had in
"Thero's a pack train starting next
week," explained the trader, "It's all
tramp, for the dogs are light, th
trail bad and the sledges carrying
nil they can stand. Will you try It?"
"I would crawl over the trail on
I mv Tinnn Anil trnnpa. hufr T mimf pat
"We'll help you do It," Bald the
superintendent, but In his secret mind
ho doubted If the applicant would sur
vive one-half tho Journey planned.
Ambition was dead in Wnde Ray
ner, hope pretty near, but love! poor,
HI, beggard, still did lovo seem to
shine, a beckoning beacon at tho far
distant end of tho lonely desert
At last! Heaven seemed near
when finally tho wearied pack train
reached the first post of civilization.
Wade Rayner had received a llttlo
package of gold dust for his services
as an attendant on tho train. In an
inside pocket he carried two mlnuto
nuggets. They represented all ho had
found in the land where he had ex
pected to gather the yellow treasure
all along the highways.
He converted these small posses
slons into current coin. Then a train
for the east. More dreams, rapid,
I eager, suspenseful, and one evening
The train ran five miles from tho
village and he had to cover the rest
of the distance on foot. How strange
to near the old sand pita, the creek
stretch and then the hole in the
fence! Ah! beyond that the loved
one. Here had he seen May Wool
son last. Sho seemed to beckon him
on and he crossed lots to the little
garden surrounding the Woolson
The house was lighted. How glad
some, how welcoming It looked! And
there was a light In May's own room
and May herself.
She stood before a mirror dressed
In bridal attire, wedding flowers In
her hair. A chill struck the heart of
the gazer. ,
"She believes mo dead and "
Ho tottered away. A man passed
him by, stared at him, went on, looked
back. In a vague baffling tremor
Wade Rayner made his way along
back to tho hole in the fence. There,
leaning against the aged timbers, he
' looked out on the dark world beyond.
Its cheerlessnesB Beemed all there
was left for him.
"Another's!" h'e breathed. "It must
be true. I will go. What right havo
I, a beggar, a broken man, to intrude
upon her welfare?"
Ho turned at the sound of foot
steps. The man who had passed him
with a stare was hurrying with a
white robed form towards him.
"I was not mistaken, Miss Wool
son," he said. "See, it is, it must
"Wade! oh, my lost darling, Wade!"
and May Woolson was In his arms.
He had come baok oh, that was
all, enough, everything she sobbed
out her heart's devotion. Beggared?
oh, what was that against the flow
ing wealth of love! love! love. He
was 111 she would nurse him, she
would win back brightness to the
dimmed eyes, courage for the waver
ing soul. Come! come! to waiting
hearts sister, friends, partner
Partner! Then David Rose? re
turned, after' searching far and wide
for the dear friend he gave up as
dead. But rich the great claim! Ho
had gone to It, sold it, and the share
of his dead partner safely set aside.
But sho in bridal costume? Oh,
how her glad heart laughed! My
dear! my dear! the attire for the
wedding of Rose and Ida.
A bride? yes, upon this, the Joyous
night of his return, his only, and now!
this golden hour, and the very angels
seemed to sing In echo of her pure,
(Copyright, 1913, by W. G. Chapman.)
FIRST REWARD OF AMBITION
Polish Writer Tells of Emotion Pro
duced by Sight of and Contact With
an English Ship.
Joseph Conrad has told in his book,
"A personal Record," how he happen
ed to become an English writer. What
is perhaps not so well known Is how
he, a Polish aristocrat, entered the
British marine. From his fifteenth
year, though he "had not six words"
of the language in which ho after
wards wrote "Nostromo" and "The
Mirror of the Sea," his ambition was
to be an English seaman. After much
opposition he began to see his way
clear and he has recorded his emotion
when his hand first touched an Eng
lish ship. "There are ships," he says,
"I have known well by sight whose
name I have forgotten; but the name
of that Khln snen onr.fi ao mnnv vars
ago in the clear flush of a cold, pale
sunrise. I have not forgotten. How
could I the first English ship on I
whose side I ever laid my hand! The '
name I read It letter by letter on the
bow 'James Westoll.' Not very ro
mantic, you will say.' Tho name of a
very considerable, well-known, and I
universally respected North-country
ship-owner, I believe. 'James Westoll!' I
What better name could an honorable
hard-working ship have? To me the i
very grouping of the letters Is alive
with romantic feeling of her reality
as I saw her floating motionless and
borrowing an ideal grace from the
austero purity of the light."
"Washington threw a dollar across
"That feat was overrated."
"Who ever excelled It?"
"Washington hlmBelf, tho time ho
threw 3,000 troops across the Dela
ware." That's Why.
The Lawyer If marriages are mado
in heaven, why are not divorces mado
The Client Because It takes a law
yer to get a man a divorce, and I
don't suppose there are' any lawyers
up there. '
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December 29, 1913.
John M. Hall and wife and son,
Elmer, of Dayton, spent Thursday
night at J. P. Hall's.
Mrs. John W. Morgan entertained
Henry Coffman and wife and daugh
ter, Erma, of Ilillsboro, Friday night.
They visited William Stratton Sun
day. Amlel Marconetand wife entertain
ed their son, Earl, and wife, Sunday.
W. E. Fawley and wife and Dexter
Carpenter and wife spent Sunday
evening with Ezra Carpenter and fam
ily. C. E. King, of Cincinnati, spent
Christmas at home.
Ezra Carpenter and family were en
tertained by Malinda King and fam
H. W. Tedrlck and family enter
tained G. O. Wilkin and family Sun
day and Edward Tedrick Sunday
. Henry Kler and wife spent a few
days last week at the home of the lat
Hugh Stockwell gave an excellent
entertainment at the White school
house Wednesday afternoon.
John Burns treated Wednesday af
ternoon and entertained with music
Allen Rotroff and wife, of Wilming
ton, are visiting relatives and friends
Bertha I saw my alllnlty at the zoo,
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December 22, 1913
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with Tom Wiley.
Ed. Turner and Henry Beezy wure
business visitors In Cincinnati Satur
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Crosen spent Tuesday with friends at
Mrs. Bell Burton is spending a few
days with her son and family.
F. L. Orosen and family spent Tues
day evening with Herb. Strain and.
family, of near Ilillsboro.
Archy Bently and family spent Sun
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Vernon mil, of Dayton, spent Fri
day night and Saturday with his un
cle, Frank Crosen and family.
Mrs. Lafe Calloway and daughters,
Susie, Ethel and Florence Sharp,
spent Sunday with namer Michael
Steward Burton and wife spent
Monday with J. W. Burton and fam
ily, of Lynchburg.
Miss Blanch Runk returned home
last week to spend several days "v iih
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F flunk.
Miss Sears Papa thinks 1 am too
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Miss Knox Pshaw 1 You won't be
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